This aim of this project is to examine the crop yield variation and support research on the relationship of the National Commodity Crop Productivity Index (NCCPI), an index in the SSURGO database to crop yields in Nebraska. This work will be developed to improve an understanding of spatial variability underlying crop yields as well as to producer profitability. These efforts will provide a research-based assessment of the ability of the NCCPI to predict crop yields in Nebraska, ultimately to support Nebraska NRCS’s strategic goals and needs.
Mapping Irrigated land in Nebraska
This project is to build historical view of irrigated land expansion in NE and to develop a satellite-based approach to map irrigated lands for integrated water resource management.
Crop Vegetation Water Content Estimation and Stress Monitoring with Remote Sensing
Funding Agency: Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska
This project is to assess satellite-based crop vegetation water content in monitoring the water stress and irrigation.